Court awards attorney fees against AF Holdings in the amount of $9,425

Posted: May 24, 2013 by SJD in Coopergate, Prenda
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There has been a hearing today in a precedent-setting copyright trolling lawsuit where motion to post an undertaking was granted (AF Holdings, LLC v. Trinh, 12-cv-02393). After Prenda unsuccessfully tried to reverse judge’s decision, on 3/8/2012 Judge Breyer issued a judgement with prejudice against the Plaintiff. The concern of today’s hearing was the motion for attorney fees. Paul Duffy appeared by phone. EFF’s Kurt Opsahl was at the hearing, and minutes ago he tweeted:

 

Minor congratulations to Nick Ranallo! (I’ll extend my major one when he is able to collect.)

ArsTechnica’s coverage (link below) contains a brief interview with Kurt:

In a brief interview, Opsahl told Ars the judge was “businesslike” during the short hearing, only asking whether the Wright sanctions order had been appealed (it has). Duffy then spent some time arguing the amount of sanctions was too high, as Ranallo could use similar arguments in his other cases.

“For what its worth, $9,400 for the amount of work Ranallo put in was a bargain,” opined Opsahl. “Any major law firm would have charged three or four times that amount, and the court probably wouldn’t have batted an eye.”

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Comments
  1. kyzer says:

    Nice to see, but will Paul Duffy and the boys ignore this order just like they have Judge Wrights? More to come on this I’m sure.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nick/Trinh may never collect, BUT Duffy will always have the order hanging over his head. Can Nick put a lien of some sort on Duffy?

    • SJD says:

      Kurt subsequent tweet was mysterious:

      They may have to auction off AF Holdings assets (copyrights).

      I replied that… but… but… during the deposition Hansmeier said that these copyrights worth nothing: according to him it was the entire point of Prenda. Hansmeier said that the older Spock told him these copyrights will be golden in the future.

  3. […] There has been a hearing today in a precedent-setting copyright trolling lawsuit where motion to post an undertaking was granted (AF Holdings, LLC v. Trinh, 12-cv-02393). After Prenda unsuccessfully tried to reverse judge’s decision, on 3/8/2012 Judge Breyer issued a judgement with prejudice againSee all stories on this topic […]

  4. […] BREAKING: Court awards attorney fees against AF Holdings in the amount of $9,425 […]

  5. […] There has been a hearing today in a precedent-setting copyright trolling lawsuit where motion to post an undertaking was granted (AF Holdings, LLC v. Trinh, 12-cv-02393). After Prenda unsuccessfully tried to reverse judge’s decision, on 3/8/2012 Judge Breyer issued a judgement with prejudice againSee all stories on this topic […]

  6. […] nail in Prenda’s coffin has been hammered down today. AF Holdings was ordered to pay $9,425 in attorney’s fees to Nick Ranallo, a defense lawyer working on several Prenda […]

  7. […] nail in Prenda’s coffin has been hammered down today. AF Holdings was ordered to pay $9,425 in attorney’s fees to Nick Ranallo, a defense lawyer working on several Prenda […]

  8. […] looks like the bill for Prenda Law is going up. Yet another court has now awarded attorneys’ fees, telling “AF Holdings” (one of Prenda’s shell companies) to pay $9,425. Of […]

  9. […] nail in Prenda’s coffin has been hammered down today. AF Holdings was ordered to pay ,425 in attorney’s fees to Nick Ranallo, a defense lawyer working on several Prenda […]

  10. […] Holdings — the company that was an alleged front for Prenda Law —  was ordered to pay a defense attorneys fees in a case in the amount of $9,425.  The award will to to Nick […]

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